I am Julian Rivera and I am the Hitting Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at Wenatchee Valley College. During the summer & fall I also help out BA Prep out of Yakima, Washington. I grew up in Mabton, Washington & attended school in Sunnyside, Washington. Since the age of 13 I played club baseball for Baseball Advantage and the Yakima Beetles. Once my high school days were done I was blessed to be able to continue my academic & baseball career at Wenatchee Valley College. After completing my 2 years at Wenatchee Valley I received an opportunity to further my academic & athletic career at Bellevue University an NAIA Program in Bellevue, Nebraska. Upon returning back to Washington I decided to take the Hitting Coach job at Wenatchee Valley College where I am now the Recruiting Coordinator as well. During the pandemic I decided to further my knowledge and study Driveline and became Driveline Foundations of Hitting certified.
Why 5 Star Athletics
The reason I created 5 Star Athletics is because from a young age I knew I wanted to be a Hitting Instructor of some sort whether it be in a facility or maybe even in a facility of my own. In my college days I knew I wanted to give back to the communities I grew up in. I wanted to help future generations of student athletes and parents who do not have the knowledge of how to get themselves recruited or the resources. I was blessed with the help of my parents to achieve what I did and I want to help those less fortunate or less knowledgeable to one day find a future in the game of baseball. That is why I am making this package affordable to all. To help get their names out there and an opportunity to continue their academic careers and athletic endeavors. This was built to assist the parents and youth through the recruiting process, but it does not guarantee an athletic scholarship.